Matt Minglewood

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Matt Minglewood
Birth name Roy Alexander Batherson
Born (1947-01-31) 31 January 1947 (age 71)
Origin North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Years active 1966–present
Labels Savannah Records

Matt Minglewood (born Roy Alexander Batherson, 31 January 1947 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian musician whose style can be described as a blend of country, blues, folk, roots and rock.


Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Minglewood later relocated to North Sydney, Nova Scotia with his family. He later moved to nearby Glace Bay, Nova Scotia where he resides to the present day.

Minglewood joined his first band, the Rockin’ Saints, when he was in his late teens, playing local high school dances, and even tavern gigs before he was old enough to get into bars. He played organ and rhythm guitar.

When he was in his early twenties he was part of a band called 'Sam Moon, Matt Minglewood & The Universal Power'. The group was formed in 1969 with Sam Moon [1] and Minglewood sharing vocal duties. The band soon changed their name to Moon - Minglewood and performed regularly in the Halifax/Dartmouth metro area, becoming a staple at local high school dances in the area.

Minglewood briefly sang lead vocals and played guitar for Pepper Tree, then formed Cold Duck, and then in 1974 formed The Minglewood Band, a band which toured Canada extensively and achieved a measure of national success. The Minglewood Band recorded their first album with Solar Records in 1975. Soon after the album was released they signed a major label deal with RCA Records. The group received a 1980 Juno Award nomination for the Most Promising Group of the Year.[citation needed]

From 1984 to 1985, Minglewood took a sabbatical before launching a solo career. In the mid 1980s to early 1990s he was also part of an annual seasonal troupe called the Cape Breton Summertime Revue, consisting of about 12 members performing musical and comedy skits for all ages throughout the Maritimes.

Over his career he has won and been nominated for numerous East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Country Music Awards and Juno Awards.[citation needed]



Year Album
1975 The Red Album
1979 Minglewood Band
1980 Movin
1981 Out On A Limb
1982 M5
1984 Smokers
1986 Me and the Boys
1988 The Promise
1999 Drivin' Wheel
2003 Live at Last
2005 The Story
2017 Fly Like Desperados


Year Single Chart Positions Album
CAN Country CAN
1985 "Livin' Outside of the Law" 41 Me and the Boys
"Me and the Boys" 94
1986 "Georgia on a Fast Train" 24
1987 "Cajun Stars" 34 The Promise
1988 "You Win Again" 30
"Someday I'm Gonna Ride in a Cadillac" * *


  1. ^ Crowe, Peter. "Sam Moon". Nova Scotia Classic Rock. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ See NS Classic Rock Discography - Matt Minglewood;

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